Kidsafe Victoria E-News March 2022

It’s hard to believe that there is only one more week until school holidays start – it feels like the kids just went back to onsite learning! This month we were grateful to Brooke for sharing her story as part of our water hazards campaign. If you have 3 minutes, watch her video now – […]

One in three toddler drownings occur in lakes, dams, rivers or creeks

Kidsafe Victoria issues warning to regional parents and carers on water hazards ahead of Labour Day long weekend [Pictured: Brooke holding photo of 13-month-old son Oscar; Ash and Matt]   Kidsafe Victoria has launched a new campaign warning parents and carers about the dangers posed by drowning hazards in regional settings, heading into the Labour […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News February 2022

What a weekend we had at the Pregnancy, Baby and Children’s Expo after a long wait! We had a great time meeting so many families and are looking forward to supporting you all in your parenting / caring journey. We have a packed e-news for you this month – we are excited to launch our […]

Homeowners urged to check their pool and spa barriers as toddler drowning rates spike to a 4 year high

Olympic Swimming Champion Matt Welsh, OAM, partners with Kidsafe to help save kids’ lives With Victorian families looking forward to the resumption of pool parties and social gatherings this summer, Kidsafe today launched their annual ‘Safe Barriers Save Lives’ campaign, calling on homeowners to ‘help save a life’ by checking their pool and spa barriers […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News September 2021

Lockdowns, an earthquake and watching two Melbourne teams play an interstate grand final – it has been a long couple of months for Victorian families, who have done an amazing job in such difficult circumstances. For those who felt their homes move in the earthquake, it’s a good time to double check if any appliances […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News August 2021

You may have recently seen in the news a child was saved by their quick thinking mum as they choked on a piece of food. They were having breakfast – an everyday occurrence – and if not for the mum’s close supervision and knowledge of first aid, it could have been a life changing moment […]

Kidsafe issues warning on ‘hidden’ home injury hazards as Victoria enters its sixth COVID-19 lockdown

The home is the most common location where childhood injuries occur Kidsafe Victoria has issued a call for parents and carers to conduct a safety audit of their homes and ensure measures are put in place to help keep children safe, as Victoria heads into its sixth COVID-19 lockdown. The call comes following a spike […]

Kidsafe Victoria E-News July 2021

Well done to each and every one of you who has again juggled so many responsibilities during another lockdown. It has been a challenging time for everyone but hopefully you are all able to celebrate some respite from today. To all of the attendees who had booked to attend one of our free child car […]

Why Victorian children should get creative in Kidsafe Victoria’s Farm Safety Competition

Are you wondering what our Farm Safety Creative Competition is all about and what it would look like to get the kids involved? Primary School Teacher, Crystal, shares her experience participating in our Farm Safety Creative Competition last year with her Prep class. FARMS CAN BE A WONDERFUL, YET HAZARDOUS, PLACE FOR CHILDREN Farms offer […]

Encouraging Kids to Get Creative About Farm Safety

This month, Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas launched the second annual Kidsafe Victoria Farm Safety Creative Competition, with an aim to encourage kids to think about solutions to farm safety issues. The theme for this year’s competition ‘Think Farm Safe, Be Farm Safe,’ is about teaching children to stop and think about the potential injury […]